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If you are a Founder who loves the company you started, and you want to be the CEO that pilots it to sustained success, you’re in the right place! Hear from dynamic, inspiring, and successful Founders as they share their insightful stories and practical tips that make becoming the CEO more fun, stress free, and easier to build and scale the company and life of your dreams. Your guide, Todd Uterstaedt, is super passionate about Startup CEO success and wants to help boost your leadership capabilities, confidence, and mindset so that you can: 1) Build, scale, and lead your company commensurate with your dreams and aspirations 2) Maintain control of your company 3) Enhance your company’s valuation for possible succession or a profitable exit. It’s leadership development for the busy Founder and CEO.

From Founder To CEO Todd Uterstaedt

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If you are a Founder who loves the company you started, and you want to be the CEO that pilots it to sustained success, you’re in the right place! Hear from dynamic, inspiring, and successful Founders as they share their insightful stories and practical tips that make becoming the CEO more fun, stress free, and easier to build and scale the company and life of your dreams. Your guide, Todd Uterstaedt, is super passionate about Startup CEO success and wants to help boost your leadership capabilities, confidence, and mindset so that you can: 1) Build, scale, and lead your company commensurate with your dreams and aspirations 2) Maintain control of your company 3) Enhance your company’s valuation for possible succession or a profitable exit. It’s leadership development for the busy Founder and CEO.

    Founder of Beachbody talks about building an "off ramp"

    Founder of Beachbody talks about building an "off ramp"

    If you are looking for an example of a hardworking Founder & CEO, look no further than Carl Daikeler.

    Carl has been leading his company for 21 years and has the failures and success...more of them...to show for it.

    In this interview, Carl details what makes Beachbody unique, how he and his team successfully navigated Covid-19...and a surprisingly revealing admission about him and the future of the company.

    You'll want to listen to this to the very end.

    • 39 min
    Dunkin' Donuts CEO Shares The Story When Hubris Got The Better Of Him

    Dunkin' Donuts CEO Shares The Story When Hubris Got The Better Of Him

    Bob and spoke about his new book, "Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin Donuts." I really enjoyed his book because Bob is quite candid and vulnerable about not only the successes but ALSO his personal mistakes and failings.

    What got in his way, early on? Hubris. Bob talks at length about how hubris temporarily impacted him AND the company...and how he recovered from it.

    • 35 min
    Kara Goldin: The Legendary Founder Of Hint Water On Her Biggest Challenge As A Leader

    Kara Goldin: The Legendary Founder Of Hint Water On Her Biggest Challenge As A Leader

    15 years ago, Kara and her husband, Theo, set on on a grand adventure. With no experience in the beverage industry, they wanted to create a beverage drink with only one thing in it, fruit...nothing else. That proved harder than you might think. She chronicles the ups and downs of Hint Water in her new book, Undaunted.

    Kara and I had an in depth conversation about the business, the book, her family, and her biggest challenge moving from Founder to CEO.

    • 31 min
    Even THIS Founder Doesn't Get Hiring Right ALL The Time

    Even THIS Founder Doesn't Get Hiring Right ALL The Time

    If you aren't using a valid and reliable pre-employment assessment to augment your hiring efforts, then you may be missing an opportunity. Josh explains why and also talks about his own mistakes with hiring.

    • 40 min
    Think ALL Investor Money Is Good Money? Think Again. Johanan Explains Why

    Think ALL Investor Money Is Good Money? Think Again. Johanan Explains Why

    Johanan has created a win-win-win with Algas Organics. He takes nuisance seaweed that washes up on the beaches of his island country, turns it into fertilizer for farmers, and employees a growing number of fellow citizens in the endeavor. I think you’ll be amazed at what he and his team have accomplished in a relatively short time period. And, a bad situation with an “intermediary” turned into great wisdom for him and for you.

    • 31 min
    The LinkedIn Ads Guru On Switching Focus To The Team

    The LinkedIn Ads Guru On Switching Focus To The Team

    AJ will impress you will his LinkedIn Ads knowledge, his dedication to his craft, and his work ethic. But, I think you'll also be impressed by AJ's candid and transparent story about becoming the leader of his company.

    • 39 min

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